It started with Justin Pugh, now the avalanche of restructures and money clearing has continued.
Earlier today we found that Rodney Hudson had restructured his contract, saving the Cardinals quite a bit in 2021.
Now, according to Chuck Harris, the Cardinals have also given Jordan Hicks a paycut, saving an additional $3.5 million in cap space.
#AZCardinals LB Jordan Hicks has renegotiated his contract, creating $3.5M in cap space.
— Chuck Harris (@chuckh3) March 31, 2021
So, the over $15 million in cap space from the Hudson article also involved the Cardinals paycut of Hicks.
Now, that means two of the big moves over the last couple of seasons, Pugh and Hicks have taken paycuts to stay with the team that gave them big paydays.
That is impressive when you consider that the Cardinals could have released them, or the players could have forced the team to release them.
Instead, they found a common ground and created cap space to help out a team that has made some improvements in the 2021 offseason.
Now the question is, what are the Arizona Cardinals creating all this cap space for?